“57% of likely voters say the debates are very important in determining their vote in November” (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/24/pre-game-debate-prep-and-punditry/?hpt=hp_t2)
And in a tight race, the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Debates could make all the difference. The first debate is just 9 days away, at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. This location is just 60 miles from my house and where some of my best friends go to school. Needless to say, we’re pumped.
The election season is heating up and inching closer to October. Obama currently has the lead or is tied in every swing state. The question during the debates will be whether or not Romney can focus the debate on the discussion of the economy and really hammer Obama on it. He needs to connect with the American people and really make them feel like with a Romney-Ryan administration they will be better off in the next four years than they were in the previous. Obama’s goal of course is to not let this happen.
57% of likely voters believe that how the candidates perform in the upcoming debates will influence how they vote in November. The debates will certainly be brightly lit by the watchful eyes of the media and the American public. Both campaigns are and will continue to lower expectations for their candidate, so that on the tail end of them they can say that their candidate performed well and scored a “win.” But regardless of expectations I think that if either the Obama or Romney camp can decisively win the majority of the debates, they will win the election.
A little debate themed comic relief-